ENHANCED GENEPOOL UTILIZATION ‒ Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement


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Title Speaker
Opening session
Guest lecture: Making use of germplasm diversity for crop improvement in a range of tropical crops JC Glaszmann
Theme I – Characterization techniques to identify traits and expedite plant breeding  
Pre-breeders' use of exotic germplasm
Keynote: Geno-pheno in plant breeding D Zamir
Using Phenomics and Genomics to unlock landrace and wild relative diversity for crop improvement B Vosman
Pre-domesticating wild relatives as new sources of novel genetic diversity D Falk
Buglossoides: its journey to becoming Ahi Flower L Smith
Unraveling quinoa domestication with wild ancestors D Bertero
Breeders' use of exotic germplasm  
Keynote: Gene discovery and its applications in rice M Lorieux
The IBERS Diploid Avena Genomics Resource (DAGR) and its application to hexaploid oat breeding T Langdon
Screening wild Vigna species and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) land races for sources of resistance to Striga gesnerioides OA Oyatomi
QTL detection for root-related traits in wild barley introgression lines under drought stress conditions Md Arifuzzaman
Novel characterization techniques
Keynote: How the Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS) is used to mine plant genetic resource collections for adaptive traits K Street
Detecting climate adaptations in the wild pearl millet Cenchrus americanus for future breeding use C Berthouly-Salazar
Comparative population genomics in crops and their wild relatives: assessing the impact of domestication on crop J-L Pham
Next-generation SNP genotyping platforms for characterizing potato germplasm D De Koeyer
Theme II – Conservation strategies (Part I)
International CWR conservation
Keynote: Joining up the dots: a systematic perspective on crop wild relative conservation and use N Maxted
A regional conservation strategy for European crop wild relative diversity S Kell
The distributions and ex situ conservation of crop wild relatives: a worldwide approach N Castañeda-Alvarez
The GRIN-Taxonomy crop wild relative inventory J Wiersema
International landrace conservation
Keynote: Landrace conservation, farmers and crop evolution H Perales Rivera
Towards a European on-farm conservation strategy for landraces V Negri
The use of spontaneous sexually-produced new landraces of a vegetatively propagated crop of the Andes (Oxalis tuberosa Mol.) to enhance in situ conservation M Bonnave
The Chirapaq Ñan Initiative: establishment of a long-term on-farm monitoring network for potato landrace diversity S de Haan
Theme II – Conservation strategies (Part II)  
National CWR conservation
Keynote: National Strategies for the Conservation of CWR J Iriondo
Developing methodologies for the genetic conservation of UK crop wild relatives H Fielder
Optimized site selection for the in situ conservation of forage and fodder CWRs: a combination of community and genetic level perspectives ML Rubio Teso
Crop wild relatives, a conservation priority for Jordan J Magos Brehm
Development of the national crop wild relative in situ conservation strategy for Lithuania J Labokas
Priorities and strategies for conservation of crop wild relatives at Indian National Genebank V Gupta
National LR conservation
Keynote: Landraces, Livelihood, and Community Biodiversity Management A Subedi
Landrace inventories and conservation strategy making in Finland M Heinonen
Assessment of Italian LR density and species richness: useful criteria for developing in situ conservation strategies R Torricelli
Using landraces in agriculture, food and cooking: the experience around a big city in Southern Europe A Lázaro
Hungarian strategies for the conservation of CWR and LR diversity B Baktay
Crop wild relatives and landraces of Jordan: their integration to food security programs S Saifan
Regeneration and conservation of chickpea genetic resources of Georgia A Korakhashvili
Theme III – Facilitating CWR and LR use
Community based conservation/use
Keynote: Rapidly increasing on-farm biodiversity through Evolutionary Plant Breeding: the Iranian experience M Rahmanian
Conservation and utilization of genetic resources and heritage as a concept of rural sustainable economic development V Ognjanov
Payments for Agrobiodiversity Conservation Services: Towards an instrument for environmentally effective, cost-efficient and socially equitable agrobiodiversity conservation A Drucker
Improving breeders' access to PGRFA
Keynote: Improving breeders’ access to PGRFA L Boon
Ways to unlock barley´s secondary gene pool for breeding with Next-Generation-Sequencing N Wendler
Wild Lactuca saligna richness for lettuce breeding E Kristkova
A new selection tool to exploit genetic resources in durum wheat D Pignone
The use of crop wild relatives in public international breeding centers and implications for conservation C Smith
PGRFA conservation/use policy
Keynote: Are we almost there yet? A backseat view of the 50 year voyage to develop international systems for PGRFA conservation and use M Halewood
On the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources in Europe: a stakeholder analysis A Palmé
Towards an improved European Plant Germplasm System L Frese
Impact of the genetic resources policy landscape on food security E Thörn
The strategic action plan to strengthen the conservation and use of Mesoamerican plant genetic resources in adapting agriculture to climate change (SAPM) M Ramirez
Theme IV – Informatics development
Characterization informatics
Keynote: Plant Breeding Data Management, Analysis, and Integration R Finkers
New predictive characterization methods for accessing and using CWR diversity I Thormann
Plant Genetic Resources Diversity Gateway – a way forward S Dias
Conservation informatics  
Keynote: Information technology to assist in conserving and using crop wild relatives and landrace diversity T van Hintum
CAPFITOGEN tools. Facilitated spatial and ecogeographical germplasm analysis for efficient PGR conservation and utilization M Parra Quijano
Thoughts and experiences building an in situ/ex situ information system M Skofic
Implementation of a PGR Global Documentation system in Portugal AM Barata
What do we have to lose? Generating crop diversity and threat monitoring information to support poor farmer livelihoods and public good ecosystem services E Dulloo